4 Advantages Of Stone Coated Metal Roofing
You’ve probably heard rumors of stone-coated metal roofing on houses and how it is gaining popularity on homes.
You’ve probably also heard of people complaining about how expensive they are, and commenting that it really isn’t worth putting on your roof.
Are these people right?
Is stone coated metal roofing a complete waste of your maintenance budget?
At K Graber Construction we understand that you want to be well informed before making a big decision, or significant financial decision
That's why we're here! We want to give you a look at stone-coated metal roofing so you can decide if it's a good option for you.
Ready to go? Let's get started!
Durability Of Stone-Coated Metal Roofing
Did you know the standard asphalt shingle roof has a warranty of 20-30 years, but a metal roof can have a warranty and lifespan of 40-70 years?
So not only does it last significantly longer, but metal roofing is often a better option if you live in an area where you have weather concerns.
For example, if you live in a high-wind area and see a lot of your shingles blowing off your roof, you should take a good look at metal roofing. Because of the way it is made and installed on the roof, metal roofing will have fewer issues in blowing off your roof during high winds.
If long-term durability is a concern, particularly in a high-wind area, then a metal roof may be the best option for you!
Of course, you'll need to consider more than just durability when it comes to roofing material. If you want to take a deep dive into all you should consider, read our blog: 7 Factors To Consider When Getting A New Roof.
Stone-Coated Metal Roofing Is Safe
Not only will your stone coated metal roof last longer than a standard shingle roof, it is also safer.
Due to the construction materials of the roof being metal and steel, you do not need to be as worried about your roof being a fire hazard. Asphalt shingle roofs, on the other hand, can be highly flammable due to their components.
And what do you think a side benefit of this added safety is?
Some insurance companies will lower your annual premiums if they are aware that you installed a metal roof! You will need to check with them on the kind or style of metal roof they require, but you may be able to pay part of the roof with your insurance savings.
This is simply another benefit of stone coated metal roofing!
Add Value To Your Home With Stone Coated Metal Shingles
Stone-coated metal roofs add resale value to your home for 3 main reasons:
First, because they last longer than standard shingles, they increase value because the new owner knows he won’t have to replace the roof as quickly.
Second, because they are made of metal, they don’t show wear or fading as quickly. This keeps the roof looking nicer for a longer period of time and helps the aesthetics of your property.
And third, metal roofs do a better job at reflecting sun rays. This means that houses with metal roofs tend to be more energy efficient during summer months, especially in areas with a lot of direct sun.
However, one downside of stone-coated metal roofing is that it is more difficult to install than other roofing materials like asphalt shingles.
That means you should put extra effort into finding and hiring a reliable contractor! After all, stone coated metal shingles won't add value to your home if they aren't installed properly!
How Stone Coated Metal Roofing Protects The Environment
One of the best features of a metal roof is that it can be constructed of recycled materials.
Unlike asphalt shingles, when a metal roof is replaced or removed from a building, you don’t need to haul everything to the nearest landfill.
Instead, you can simply take the metal shingles and components to your nearest recycling center to be melted down and used again!
So not only will you rarely have to replace your metal roof, when you do have it replaced, you can rest knowing that the old roof is being recycled.
If you are interested in building an energy-efficient home so you can help the environment, you may want to read our blog: Net Zero Homes & new Energy Homes - The Benefits And Differences.
Stone-coated metal roofing comes with a significant upfront cost - but like most good investments, it's a way of improving your future.
And that's exactly why K Graber Construction is proud to be a stone coated metal contractor in Northern Indiana - so we can help you have a happier future!
If you are interested in any of our services, or if you are looking for reliable advice from a contractor contact us today.
We'd be happy to give a free quote for whichever service you are interested in. We look forward to hearing from you!